Chicago-proximate friends, the Northeast Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society has a few events coming up so far this year after a lil lapse in activity in 2018. Join the Northeast Chapter here (or, other Illinois folk, your local chapter!).
Have an idea for a field trip, evening lecture, or other event? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Museum Herbarium Tour
Sunday, March 17th at 1PM
Join Iza Redlinski and Michael Huft for a tour of the Field Museum’s herbarium, a vast collection of over 2 million plant specimens, including many collected locally in the Chicago region. Enjoy complimentary entrance to the museum following the tour. As space for this tour is limited, must RSVP to receive event details and meeting location (priority to INPS members): http://bit.ly/flatplants — currently waitlist only
Hike at Illinois Beach State Park and Chiwaukee Prairie
Monday, May 27th at 9:30AM
Hike the trail at Illinois’ first nature preserve with your fellow native plant enthusiasts! See dozens of rare natives and spring wildflowers in multiple unique and rare habitats including beach dunes and pannes. You already have the day off, come join us at 9:30 AM at the Nature Center, rain or shine! Dress for the weather and bring good boots. It’s usually not wet along the trails at IBSP. After a lunch at Culver’s (or bring your own) we often drive a few minutes north to Chiwaukee Prairie for the afternoon, which often has wet trails. The trip to Chiwaukee is optional, but spectacular. RSVP to http://bit.ly/puccoon2019
Flora & Ecology of Deer Grove West Forest Preserve
Saturday, June 1st at 1PM
The first forest preserve in Cook County, Deer Grove West contains fine examples of oak woodland, forested ravines, and moranic depressional wetlands. This tour will focus on the site’s ecology and highlight some of the rich flora that can be found throughout this preserve. Space is limited, RSVP here: http://bit.ly/deergrove2019 (priority given to INPS members).